Alviso in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Water Seeks Its Own Level
More recently, Alviso also experienced the extreme of no water. Suburban and industrial growth and salt pond construction silted in or closed off much of Alviso’s waterways. This drastically altered the amount of water that naturally flushed this wetland area, endangering the region’s environmental health.
The re-channeling of the Guadalupe River and the outflow from the nearby sewage treatment plant have also impacted the level, flow, and quality of water in Alviso.
[Text of Timeline Aerial Photos:]
Development has changed the Alviso area in the fifty-year span of the photographs above. Salt ponds, development, and the resulting siltation have filled in the shoreline and blocked many waterways. To aid flood control, the course of the Guadalupe River has been straightened and channelized.
Aerial photo Above: Courtesy
Erected by Santa Clara County Parks and the Santa Clara Valley Water District.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 37° 25.807′ N, 121° 58.784′ W. Marker is in Alviso, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Hope Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the trail of the Alviso Marina County Park. Marker is in this post office area: Alviso CA 95002, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Discover Alviso’s Rich History (within shouting distance of this marker); The Steamboat Jenny Lind Disaster (within shouting distance of this marker); The Port and Town of Alviso (within shouting distance of this marker); Salt Ponds (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Location, Location, Location (about 500 feet away); China Camp (about 700 feet away); Bayside Cannery (about 700 feet away); Union Warehouse and Docks (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alviso.
More about this marker. This trail is also part of the San Francisco Bay Trail and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.
Also see . . . A KTEH TV Production of the DeAnza Trail on YouTube. In this video one learns the history and purpose of the DeAnza Expedition, the heritage of descendants of members of the expedition, and current sites near the Bay Area along the trail. (Submitted on November 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Environment • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,173 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 7. submitted on November 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.